Update: Univision won the night with adults 18-49 with a 2.0 rating for the night.  Its lineup was an hour of Eva Luna and a two hour finale for Soy Tu Dueña (its best half hour was 9:30, scoring a 2.8 rating with adults 18-49, and a 2.9 rating with adults 18-34).


CBS won the broadcast night with adults 18-49 and total viewers, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fared (relatively) well for ABC.

Let there be no doubt that last night’s Monday Night Football game blew away all the repeats on broadcast last night.  Also, the MNF game was simulcast on the local NBC affiliate in New Orleans and the ABC affiliate in Atlanta so look for downward revisions in the final numbers for the “Night of Chuck” on NBC and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Castle repeat on ABC.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, December 27, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 1.9/6 6.43
ABC Movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (R) 1.8/5 6.24
FOX House (R) 1.2/3 4.04
NBC Chuck (R) 0.8/2 3.29
CW 90210 (R) 0.3/1 0.99
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement (R) 1.7/5 5.52
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 2.4/6 9.70
ABC Movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (R) 1.8/5 5.60
FOX Lie to Me (R) 0.8/2 2.92
NBC Chuck (R) 0.7/2 2.60
CW Gossip Girl (R) 0.3/1 0.76
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly (R) 2.0/5 8.24
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 (R) 1.7/5 7.71
ABC Castle (R) 1.5/4 5.70
NBC Chuck (R) 0.7/2 2.33

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

• In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.3/5 with an encore telecast; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/6 with an encore; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.0/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4 with an encore.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.8/3 with an encore; “Nightline,” 1.1/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3 with an encore.

• At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2 with an encore)

• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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